List of 12 Milestones and Records made on Day 3 of India-South Africa Women’s Test

Harmanpreet Kaur-led India is currently hosting Laura Wolvaardt’s South Africa for a multi-format series. In the ongoing one-off Test between India and South Africa at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Chennai, after India achieved a historic milestone by posting their highest-ever total of 603/6 declared their innings, South Africa showed some fight on Day 1, reaching 236/4. However, they could add only 30 more runs and were bowled out for 266 on Day 3. Following a follow-on, they were trailing by 337 runs and lost the early wicket of Anneke Bosch in their second innings, Skipper Laura Wolvaardt and Suné Luus played an important knock and stitched the highest-ever any-wicket partnership for South Africa.

List of 12 Milestones and Records made on Day 3 of India-South Africa Women’s Test
List of 12 Milestones and Records made on Day 3 of India-South Africa Women’s Test

In Day 3 of the one-off Test match between South Africa Women and India Women, South Africa were bowled out for 266 in their first innings, with Marizanne Kapp top-scoring with 74 runs off 141 balls, Nadine de Klerk contributed 39 runs, while Sneh Rana was the standout bowler for India, claiming an impressive 8 wickets for 77 runs in 25.3 overs in the first innings of the match. In their follow-on innings with a trail of 337 runs, South Africa showed resilience, with captain Laura Wolvaardt anchoring the innings with an unbeaten 93 off 252 balls and Sune Luus scoring a valuable 109 off 203 balls before getting dismissed in the 74th over by skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. At the end of day three, South Africa’s second innings stood at 232 for 2, still trailing by 105 runs, with Kapp and Wolvaardt at the crease. For India, Deepti Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur picked up one wicket each, leaving the match intriguingly poised.

Here are all the milestones recorded by the end of Day 3:

1) Sneh Rana recorded second best 1st innings bowling figure for India:

Best Bowling Figures for IND-W in any innings of W-TESTs:

Neetu David 8/53 vs ENG-W Jamshedpur 1995
Sneh Rana 8/77 vs SA-W Chennai 2024
Gargi Banerji 6/9 vs NZ-W Cuttack 1985
Diana Edulji 6/64 vs AUS-W Delhi 1984
Shubhangi Kulkarni 6/99 vs AUS-W Perth 1977

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2) Sneh Rana registered the best 1st/2nd innings bowling figure in a women’s Test match:

Best Bowling Figures in 1st/2nd innings of a W-TEST match:

Sneh Rana 8/77 vs SA-W Chennai 2024
Mary Duggan 7/6 vs AUS-W Melbourne 1958
Betty Wilson 7/7 vs ENG-W Melbourne 1958
Myrtle Maclagan 7/10 vs AUS-W Brisbane 1934
Anne Palmer 7/18 vs ENG-W Brisbane 1934

3) Sneh Rana became the only third player to claim an 8-wicket haul in one inning of a W-TEST match

Best Bowling Figures in one inning of a W-TEST match:

Neetu David 8/53 vs ENG-W Jamshedpur 1995
Ashleigh Gardner 8/66 vs ENG-W Nottingham 2023
Sneh Rana 8/77 vs SA-W Chennai 2024
Mary Duggan 7/6 vs AUS-W Melbourne 1958
Betty Wilson 7/7 vs ENG-W Melbourne 1958

4) India recorded the third-highest innings lead after the end of 1st innings of both sides

Highest innings lead after the end of 1st innings of both sides

AUS-W lead by 499 runs vs SA-W Perth 2024
ENG-W lead by 459 runs vs NZ-W Christchurch 1935
IND-W lead by 337 runs vs SA-W Chennai 2024
ENG-W lead by 325 runs vs SA-W Taunton 2003
AUS-W lead by 245 runs vs ENG-W Oval 1976

5) Laura Wolvaardt scored her Maiden Test Fifty in 160 balls

6) Sune Luus scored her Maiden Test Hundred off 179 balls

7) Sune Luss became the first South African to score two 50+ scores in one W-Test match

8) Sune Luss records the second-highest score made by a visitor on Indian soil

Visiting players to make a women’s Test century in India.

Jill Kennare (AUS-W) 131 runs Ahmedabad 1984
Sune Luus (SA-W) 109 runs Chennai 2024
Peta Verco (AUS-W) 105 runs Ahmedabad 1984
Karen Price (AUS-W) 104*runs Ahmedabad 1984
Mignon du Preez (SA-W) 102 runs Mysore 2014

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9) Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus registered the highest-ever partnership at any wicket for South Africa

Highest partnership (Any Wicket) for SA-W in W-TESTs

Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus 190 runs vs IND-W Chennai 2024
Johmari Logtenberg, Charlize van der Westhuizen 138 runs vs ENG-W Shenley 2003
Dawn Moe, Brenda Williams 117 runs vs NZ-W Johannesburg 1972
Beverly Botha, Maureen Payne 107 runs vs NZ-W Cape Town 1972
Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez 102 runs vs IND-W Mysore 2014

10) Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus also made the fourth-highest second-wicket partnership in the Women’s Test

4th Highest 2nd wicket partnership in Women’s Tests

Thirush Kamini, Punam Raut (IND-W) 275 runs vs SA-W Mysore 2014
Molly Hide, Betty Snowball (ENG-W) 235 runs vs NZ-W Christchurch 1935
Janette Brittin, Carole Hodges (ENG-W) 207 runs vs IND-W Worcester 1986
Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus (SA-W) 190 runs vs IND-W Chennai 2024
Denise Annetts, Belinda Haggett (AUS-W) 177 runs vs IND-W Melbourne 1991

11) Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus also stitched the second-highest partnership by a visiting team duo

2nd Highest-ever partnership by a visiting team duo in India in W-TESTs

Caroline Atkins, Arran Brindle(ENG-W) 200 runs Lucknow 2002
Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus(SA-W) 190 runs Chennai 2024
Trish Dawson, Peta Verco (AUS-W) 141 runs Delhi 1984
Jill Kennare, Peta Verco (AUS-W) 134 runs Ahmedabad 1984
Janette Brittin, Helen Plimmer (ENG-W) 108 runs Kolkata 1995

12) Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus’s partnership was also the third-ever highest partnership at any wicket against India

Highest ever partnership(Any Wicket) vs IND-W in TESTs

Janette Brittin, Carole Hodges (ENG-W) 207 runs Worcester 1986
Caroline Atkins, Arran Brindle(ENG-W) 200 runs Lucknow 2002
Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus (SA-W) 179 runs Chennai 2024*
Belinda Clark, Belinda Haggett (AUS-W) 178 runs North Sydney 1991
Caroline Atkins, Charlotte Edwards (ENG-W) 178 runs Taunton 2006

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